Now you are left with a financial burden of a major illness and we all know that it can be very devastating. I believe that health care should not only be offered but it should be made affordable for everyone. The U.S should immediately adopt the universal healthcare because it will benefit us all and make life easier for everyone. As of today health care has become a controversial topic. After decades of failed attempts by democratic presidents; president Obama finally signed the health care reform in March 2010.
The industrial revolution is changing the course of history for the better and for the worse. One way things got better is technology has and still is improving. There are tons of new inventions and discoveries. The advancements in medicine cause less people to die from disease, so our population is booming! They have invented vaccinations that prevent disease such as cowpox by injecting a small amount of the disease in you so you will not get it in the future!
America has their reservations that a universal health may not work because of its lack of choices and freedoms. There are pros and cons to having a universal health care system. For one, a universal health care offers free health services to people that cannot afford health care the services they need. The cons, is that a universal health care system often results in long wait times for patients and not everyone may receive the type of care that they need. The rising cost of health care has cause the government to step in and control regulations and spending; thus creating a health care reform system.
When we examine the issue it mostly focuses on the people to people interactions; which in most cases are physician to patient, the entire health care system, and the health care policies defined by the government (Lawrence R. Wu, 001). The thought of economics is made up of scarcity and the lack thereof and in the health care field there is plenty of that to go around. In which someone (someone being the government) has to govern the goods and services provided along with the quantity and how to allocate them to the economy. Right now there is a huge debate whether or not we as Americans should endorse the Obama Health Care plan which provides equal health care for all. Obama Care is all about fixing some of the flaws we have in our health care system, and making health care affordable for the public.
The term “Universal Healthcare” refers to equal health coverage for all residents of a nation “funded by the government under [a] single-payer system” (Cummings). The United States currently does not utilize universal healthcare; its health insurance is provided mainly through employers and by private companies. This consumer-driven system is harmful to the residents of the United States who are unemployed and cannot afford expensive private insurance. It also facilitates the need for welfare and, even then, those on public assistance receive a lower quality of care. Universal Healthcare would lower the mortality rate in the United States by solving the problem of the uninsured and the underinsured, as well as halt rising healthcare costs in the U.S.
Instead of debating whether or not health care should be universal, the U.S. should be debating on which venues to take to guarantee that all of its citizens have the right to health care. Health care should be considered a basic right not a luxury reserved for the wealthy and the struggling middle class that is able to afford some of it. Human life has greater value than money. Ironically, in the U.S. we rely on private insurance companies that are for profit and that don’t take into a consideration a patient’s health or economic condition. Why do we allow such a system to
The Internet most particularly makes it possible to quickly transmit large amounts of data to countries such as India where the information can be processed and returned. Countries like the U.S. have costly medical care facilities thereby prompting people to consider cheaper alternatives. A heart surgery in India is cheaper and affordable compared to that of U.S. b) Is the globalization of health care good or bad for patients? The outsourcing of medical procedures to nations where medical professionals are paid lower could clearly benefits consumers. However, the treatment standards in countries such as India may not be up to the standards found in the United States, and that the process takes some control out of the hands of the consumers.
On the other hand, a person who may live in a public health care system may only have to worry about being right there by his side, and not have to worry so much about the money that will have to be put into the bills. One subject that has been an on going discussion in the United States has always been health insurance, or which kind is the best for a country. People in the United States have contemplated whether we should switch from our private health insurance systems to a public healthcare country. Is it too harsh on a country to switch? Would it be better for the United States?
Max Baucus (D-Montana), and is significantly different from President Obama’s own vision: according to Greising (2009), the plan “does not embrace President Barack Obama’s ‘public option’” and has “flirted both with… health-care cooperatives and… state-run insurance exchanges” (para. 8). The plan is intended to make health coverage mandatory through a system of incentives and penalties—instantly raising the specter of hardship for lower-income families. Sen. Baucus has had to tailor his plan accordingly, boosting subsidies and slashing penalties (Hook & Levey, 2009, paras.
A third con is the inedible fact that some people may attempt to abuse the system. Lastly, universal health care almost always has many rules and regulations, and also eliminates the free market for health care where prices may actually be lower. In conclusion, I personally feel that universal health care would be inefficient due to the amount of people that always try to abuse the system and misuse government programs. Also, it would indefinitely increase the taxes, as the system would need funds to survive. Lastly, it is in my own opinion that governments are not able to successfully run such programs, without problems